The Sustainable Community Development program is the main focus of CEPAD’s work. Through this program CEPAD partners with rural Nicaraguan villages for 5 years of training which focuses on supporting the community in the areas that they identify as most important for their development. The work focuses on finding local solutions to local needs.
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CEPAD facilitates relationships between Nicaraguans and others from around the world through our program of International Partnership and Solidarity. More than 30 groups a year visit and stay at our Nehemias Guest House to learn more about how to walk alongside rural Nicaraguan communities and be in solidarity with them.
CEPAD runs a primary and secondary school in Leon, Nicaragua, The Marcos Mendieta School. This school provides both regular and weekend classes for students to help them excel and graduate in a country where only a very small percentage of students ever reach the sixth grade.
Radio CEPAD offers a daily broadcast of news, sports, interviews, biblical study and reflection that reaches almost the entire Pacific region of Nicaragua. Its programming speaks in favor of the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population and emphasizes gender equality, care for the environment, human rights and community action. The station broadcasts on the AM dial from 5 am to 6 pm and online at www.radiocepad.org.
CEPAD partners with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees to provide legal assistance and material support to vulnerable individuals and families in the process of integration. Most refugees come to Nicaragua from our neighbors Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to escape drug and gang violence. The number of refugees to Nicaragua continues to rise, and CEPAD is proud to support the U.N.’s efforts to provide families with new beginnings.
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